Bonne Année! (French)
Buon Capodanno! (Italian)
明けましておめでとう! - Akemashite Omedeto! (Japanese)
新年好! - Chu Shen Tan! (Chinese)
Chris Leon's suggestion in his blog a while back gave me an idea for this cartoon. Instead of drawing him signing "big-headed" as Chris had originally envisioned, I've drawn him signing "Handwaves." This is to show how big-hearted we Californians really are. I'm a proud Californian. One of my ancestors, my late great-grandfather John McClintock, moved from the East to this state with his family at the beginning of the 20th Century and settled in Altadena, northeastern of Los Angeles. Back in his time Los Angeles was only a small city surrounded by mostly farmland. He planted orange trees in a land he bought there and, as a philanthropist, would later give many contributions to the city of Altadena. May the warmth of the sun we feel here in the West spread to the East and surround Kendall Green!
Stay tuned for my New Year's Eve message coming up soon tomorrow!
JKF's perception of Gallaudet University as a "deaf club"
Sorry...can't resist! When JKF made her famous "deaf club" comment, an idea immediately sprang to my mind! :D
(For those who missed the JKF interview, see this link http://blog.deafread.com/mishkazena/2006/12/17/dr-fernandes-finally-speaks/)
I had done this cartoon before Elizabeth's post about the PUG's breakfast meeting with the BoT came out yesterday. When I read her post, I changed the text in the rate box from "PG: Parents Guidance Advised" to "PUGI: Parents United Gallaudet Ignored" because I felt the PUG's advice and concerns were ignored.
I support Tina Jo's call for amnesty for all involved in the protests. Early in my blogs I had called for a pardon and a censure. I still support pardon for those protestors if any one of them is found to be guilty. But in this context Tina Jo pointed out, amnesty makes the most sense. I reiterate my proposition that the Board of Trustees censure only acts that are inappropriate (spraypainting, throwing bottles, etc.), not punish the protestors themselves. I also propose that the BoT condemn the actions IKJ and his Administration undertook to suppress the protestors with use of force. Let there be no reprisals, period. Let there be social justice for all!
What do you think?
This story inspired my idea for this cartoon! - D.
For now, the name of the grassy area slipped Is that the name for that grassy area between College Hall and The President’s personal residence. My brain is still fried from the exciting day yesterday. Earlier last week, a large tent was being constructed on this grassy field. Jordan was upset about it and ordered this large structure, still in the process of being completed, be bull-razed. The GUAA president, Andy Lange tried in vain to resolve this with Jordan. He spoke briefly on this tent fiasco at the rally at Capitol yesterday morning. Jordan was visibly upset and told him the tent cannot be built in front of his front yard. Not In His Front Yard? Immediately after his presentation, I asked Andy if true biz Jordan said that. I wanted to ensure that I saw (not heard) correctly what he said. He replied affirmatively, Jordan did use these words. When I went by the grassy field, there were no tent. The grassy area is now his front yard. I thought that belongs to the whole Gallaudet University.
Note: All quotes by Gandhi and King are paraphrased for the comic strip. For their exact quotes, go to www.quotationpages.com
POP QUIZ FOR STUDENTS OF HISTORY:
A) Which one of those fellas has been to Washington, D.C. and led a few of the largest demonstrations down the Mall in U.S. history?
1) Mahatma Gandhi
2) Martin Luther King, Jr.
3) Abbie Hoffman
B) Whose ideas of nonviolence influenced the thinking of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abbie Hoffman?
1) Yogi Berra
3) Mahatma Gandhi
C) Connect which movement to which leader?
A. independence for India from Great Britain ___
B. anti-Vietnam War protests ___
C. civil rights___
1. Martin Luther King, Jr.
2. Mahatma Gandhi
3. Abbie Hoffman